|Wall Street Journal, "Focus on Cargo Security Steps", November 1, 2010|
We continue to advise Jewish institutions to carefully screen their mail and packages. Be suspicious of any item coming from an unknown sender, especially unknown senders from overseas.
If you receive a package from an unknown sender and suspect that it could be an explosive device or it may contain a hazardous substance, do not disturb it, do not try to open it. Leave the room, close the door and call 911. For specific steps see steps below.The packages from Yemen discovered last week were designed to be hard to detect, even with an x-ray device. They prove that terrorist tactics are evolving and adapting to our security measures.
Although none of the following suggestions can definitively "rule-in" or "rule-out" a shipment, think about the following before opening any parcel: